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Professor Henry T.C. Hu, Allan Shivers Chair in the Law of Banking and Finance.

Rethinking the Nature of Information: Professor Henry Hu discusses how complexity and innovation mandate radical changes in disclosure

Professor Henry Hu discusses how complexity and innovation mandate radical changes in disclosure.


Colonias Contracts

Faculty, fellows, and students conduct study on informal housing settlements in Texas.


John Massey

John H. Massey, ’66, elected president of the University of Texas Law School Foundation Board of Trustees

The University of Texas Law School Foundation Board of Trustees announces the election of John H. Massey, ’66, of Dallas and Columbus, Texas as its new president. Mr. Massey assumed the presidency on September 1, 2012.


Salima Pirmohamed, 2012 Whitehurst Public Interest Summer Fellow.

Summer Fellowship Stories

Every summer, UT Law students carry out public-interest legal work thanks to fellowships funded by donations to the Law School and administered by the Law School’s William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law. We will be adding more stories about our Summer 2012 Fellows and the work they did over the coming weeks.


Randy Howry, an Austin attorney and lecturer with the Law School's Trial Advocacy Program, participates in an April TLTV legal clinic for veterans in Austin. The TLTV initiative has drawn many UT Law alumni and friends to help carry out pro bono work on behalf of U.S. veterans.

Serving Those who have Served

Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans, an initiative of the State Bar of Texas, makes it easy for bar associations and attorneys to provide legal assistance to U.S. veterans in need.


Ward Farnsworth

New Law School Dean appointed

Ward Farnsworth, associate dean for academic affairs at Boston University School of Law, has been named dean of the School of Law at the University of Texas at Austin. Farnsworth’s appointment, effective June 1, fills the position currently held by Interim Dean Stefanie Lindquist.


On target! Among the many attractions of the Society Games is the water balloon launch.

The Society Pages

The Society Program has been building community as the Law School and beyond since 2004.


Adjunct Professor David C. Frederick, '89; Leroy G. Denman Jr. Regents Professor Lynn Blais; and Michael Sturley, Fannie Coplin Regents Chair.

Supreme Court Clinic wins unanimous decision at U.S. Supreme Court in Pacific Operators Offshore, LLP v. Valladolid

The University of Texas School of Law’s Supreme Court Clinic won a unanimous victory on January 11, 2012, in Pacific Operators Offshore, LLP v. Valladolid, a case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court by Clinic Codirector David C. Frederick, ’89. The Clinic was representing Luisa C. Valladolid, whose husband was killed in a forklift accident at a site owned by his employer, Pacific Operators Offshore LLP. At issue was whether she was entitled to state workers’ compensation benefits under California law or federal benefits under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.


The Law School's U.S. Attorney internship program and Advanced Criminal Prosecution Seminar allow students to work with and learn from lawyers in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Austin. Professor Susan Klein, left, teaches the seminar with Anthony Brown, '86, far right, chief assistant United States attorney for the Austin Division of the Western District of Texas. The 2011 U.S. Attorney interns are at center, from left, Della Sentilles, Michael Vitris, and Ingrid Grobey. Not pictured is intern Drew Pennebaker.

Learning to Prosecute

The Advanced Criminal Prosecution Seminar and U.S. Attorney Internship Program give students a rare opportunity to gain practical, real-world experience in the world of federal prosecution.


56 students devote final week of winter break to pro bono work

Students and faculty members from the University of Texas at Austin will will fan out across the U.S.-Mexico border region during the second week in January to volunteer on a range of law-related projects, providing over 2,000 legal service hours for multiple organizations.